One of my favourite shoots so far with NY1 News has been the press preview for David Hare's play Skylight, starring Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy and Matthew Beard. I interviewed the talented cast and director Stephen Daldry at The Golden Theatre about bringing the production to the Big Apple.
The interviews aren't up yet on NY1, but here's a video from Broadway.com:
This semester, I've been taking a class called the Digital Newsroom, where we produce a half-hour long show every Thursday. It's been an interesting experience that's for sure! The professors, Adrian Mihai and Joe Peyronnin are pretty much amazing (SO MUCH WISDOM). Each week, we all rotate positions to get tour chance to try different roles in the control room.
We've also started bringing in special guests: I invited my talented friend Jackie Paladino to perform live for our webcast and she was great!
This year's Social Media Week sadly conflicted with a lot of school and work stuff, so I didn't get to attend everything I wanted - but hey, I made the best of it. I spent one of the days at panels revolving around social influence, which was definitely interesting.
My favourite event was the Modern Influence panel which took place in the cool office space of kbs+ and featured some super interesting speakers. John McDermott, Platforms Editor at Digiday, moderated the event and he chatted with:
- Nadia Lopez, Principal, Mott Hall Bridges Academy (she's the infamous and influential principal mentioned in this Humans of New York post)
- Patrick Janelle, Executive Director, Spring Street Social Society (he's an Instagram extraordinaire, check him out)
- Aly Teich, Co-Founder, The Sweat Life (former journalist turned entrepreneur, inspiration overload!)
- Tom Buontempo, President, Attention/kbs+ Content Labs
The week ended with a rad closing party at the Highline Ballroom.
Last semester, I blogged about my NYC experiences week-by-week. This time around, I definitely haven't found time to do that. Instead, I'll be rounding up my adventures from the entire month and putting them into a post like this one. Fair warning, these will mostly be of food and/or random cool things that I stumbled upon.
Left: Started interning with NY1 News | Right: Was THIS close to the legendary Betsey Johnson
Left: Street art by James Goldcrown | Right: Poutine week at Mile End Deli #CANADA
Left: P-I-Z-Z-A | Right: Got to meet Henry Winkler! Such a sweet man.
Fashion ads spotted in SoHo
Left: Eggs Benny at Tartine | Right: More street art, this one on a set of stairs on Bowery